Protesters in the Mission District blocked tech buses for nearly an hour this morning in San Francisco, tossing scooters into the street to waylay the commuters. The activists, blocking buses at the intersection of 24th and Valencia streets, set off smoke bombs, chanted “we are unstoppable, another world is possible,” among other things.
This isn’t the first time activists have done things like this. In 2013 and 2014, people protested soaring housing prices, gentrification and economic inequality stood in the way of the tech buses to disrupt service.
I understand the economic differences and issues for sure that make it difficult here in the bay. But, I definitely don't think any type of violence is the answer. More on the story here.
Using tech enabled scooters to block google buses is the most san francisco protest i've seen as of late— Gregg³ (@greggawatt) May 31, 2018
We have real problems in San Francisco. We will solve them *only* if we work together. Trashing scooters, blocking commuter shuttles so people can’t get to work, & demonizing people because of where they work isn’t how you make positive change. https://t.co/GpDoZYrEVY— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) May 31, 2018
REVENGE OF THE SCOOTERS! Protesters in San Francisco dumped a huge pile of scooters in the street and blocked 11 tech buses — and then things got tense https://t.co/MtxVKZKFdI pic.twitter.com/ip7hLphfmO— Alyson Shontell (@ajs) May 31, 2018